Command Sergeant Major Greg Thomsen

Command Sergeant Major

351st Civil Affairs Command

Command Sergeant Major Greg Thomsen enlisted in the United States Army in 1982 as a Fixed Communication Security (COMSEC) Equipment Repairer, MOS 32F. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Homicide Investigation Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), and holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts degree from Excelsior College of Albany, New York.

Command Sergeant Major Thomsen’s assignments while in the active component include the United States Army Information Systems Command, Signal Activity - North (Camp Zama, Japan), 704th Military Intelligence Battalion with the National Security Agency (Ft Meade, Maryland), 26th Signal Battalion, 93rd Signal Brigade (Heilbronn, Germany), 86th Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade (Ft Huachuca, Arizona), and 296th Forward Support Battalion (FSB), 3rd Brigade, 2d Infantry Division (Ft Lewis, Washington). He has supported and participated in numerous operations such as joint communications support to the 1988 Seoul (Korea) Olympic Games, Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Joint Guardian, Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 1999, Command Sergeant Major Thomsen transferred to the Army Reserves and the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command. He has served in various Civil Affairs positions such as Team Sergeant and Detachment Sergeant with the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion (Ft Lewis, Washington), First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, Command Sergeant Major with the 492d Civil Affairs Battalion (Buckeye, Arizona).

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2d award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Joint Service Achievement Medal (2d award), Army Achievement Medal (5th award), Army Good Conduct Medal (4th award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal (2d award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/3 bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/2 campaign stars, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2d award), Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M device (2d award), NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait).